Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has explained in an interview for FourFourTwo what he feels is one of the main challenges as a striker.
The Spurs hitman has been in great form this season and says he feels the key is how he reacts when he goes through patches of rough form when things don’t go his way.
“There’ll always be games where you don’t score, and the key is how you respond to that the following week,” he said.
“That’s been something I’ve done well this season; if I’ve gone two or three games without scoring, I’ve been able to eventually get a goal and then get another little run going.”
Strikers are a set of players who thrive on confidence and it can be easy for them to become affected by a period where they are not doing their main job for the team, which is hitting the back of the net.
Two good examples of where he’s responded well have come after difficult matches against Chelsea and Manchester United.
He scored a brace two games after the heartbreak of Tottenham’s League Cup defeat against the Blues and hit a hat-trick in the game after he was expertly dealt with by the Manchester United defence at Old Trafford.
It will be interesting to see how he plays over the rest of the season because he currently only has one goal for Tottenham in his last five matches for the club.
It’s important for his own mentality as well as the confidence and belief running through the team that he ends the season in good form, which will give him some building blocks to work with ahead of the challenges he’ll face next season.